The Gathering 2018 Business Summit

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The Gathering 2018 Business Summit is the largest event hosted by the American Indian Chamber of Commerce of Oklahoma each year.  The conference will offer sessions that highlight successful business plans of Native-owned  businesses, how to seek government contracts, obtaining financial assistance for your businesses and business matchmaking sessions. Visit with the directors of preferred Indian-owned programs and TERO from a number of tribes across Oklahoma who champion for Indian-owned businesses.


Along with the informative breakout sessions held during The Gathering; there are excellent networking opportunities, the AICCO Annual Awards luncheon and also the Leadership Native Oklahoma graduation ceremony.

2018 Master of Ceremonies

Kendra Wilson-Clements, THRP, SPHR

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Kendra Wilson-Clements is the President of We The People Consulting, LLC, a native-owned management consulting firm that specializes in developing vision, building strategy, execution planning, operational excellence, leadership & workforce development, executive coaching, and strategic human resources. As a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Kendra has a passion for providing C-level solutions for Indian tribes and tribal enterprises, as well as entrepreneurs, small businesses, nonprofits and government sectors. Kendra has expertise in turnarounds and working with businesses and business leaders who are positioned for growth and change.

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Gain new information and ideas from experienced business owners and leading professionals in their industries. Take the opportunity to attend beneficial sessions concerning Indian-owned business certifications and benefits at Tribal and Federal levels.


Listen to speakers on relevant topics.


Take advantage of thriving businesses and entrepreneurs who offer value-added opportunities to increase your clientele base and vendor lists.


Experience one-on-one time to visit with Tribal Directors and other Native-owned businesses.

Choctaw Casino and Resort – Durant

The Place to Work Play & Stay:  To book your stay for this great event, call 800-788-2464.  Mention code 1810GATHER for $91 room rate.


  • Over 4,300 Slots
  • 50 Table Games
  • 30 Table Poker Room
  • Racebook

The District

  • Laser Tag
  • Bowling
  • Arcade
  • Cinema

The Oasis Pool

  • Waterslide
  • Hot Tubs
  • Swim-up Bars
  • Private Cabanas


  • 12 Restaurants
  • 5 Lounges

Complementary Amenities:  Valet Parking, Covered Self-Parking, High-Speed Wi-Fi,Bell Service


The Gathering Business Summit attracts Native-owned businesses, tribal leaders, business development experts, community based organizations, policy makers and financial institutions.

For Sponsorships Contact: Annetta Abbot –

405-208-9253 – 918-457-8186


Pay for Sponsorships Online

Gold $5000

Sponsor Receives

  • Full page ad in program
  • Prominent Signage on Video Screens
  • Booth Space (if requested)
  • Logo on website / social media
  • Two Full Conference Registrations
  • Opportunity to include items in conference attendee bags

Silver $3000

Sponsor Receives

  • Half page ad in program
  • Signage
  • Booth Space (if requested)
  • Logo on website
  • Two Full Conference Registrations

Tuesday Luncheon Awards Banquet Sponsor $2,500

Sponsor Receives

  • One table of eight to awards banquet
  • Logo on table tents during luncheon
  • Sponsor Mentions
  • Half page ad in program
  • Booth Space (if requested)
  • Logo on video screens during Awards Banquet luncheon
  • Two full conference registrations

Monday Keynote Luncheon Sponsor $1,500

Sponsor Receives

  • Logo on table tents
  • Sponsor Mentions
  • Booth Space (if requested)
  • Logo on video screens during luncheon
  • Half page ad in program
  • Two full conference registrations
  • Sponsor may do Welcome prior to start of Luncheon

Business After Hours Networking Reception Sponsor $1,000

Sponsor Receives

  • Logo on table tents during reception
  • Sponsor Mentions
  • Half page ad in program
  • Two full conference registrations
  • Booth Space (if requested)

Breakfast Sponsor $500

Sponsor Receives

  • Logo on table tents during breakfast
  • Sponsor Mentions
  • Company Representative may do Welcome prior to Opening Session

Tuesday Awards Luncheon Table Sponsor $400

Reserved Table of eight seats.  Listing in Awards Luncheon program.

Awards Banquet Ticket $50*

*if not attending the Gathering with a full registration, a ticket must be purchased to attend the Awards Luncheon and Leadership Native Oklahoma ceremony.

Pay for Sponsorships Online


Choctaw Casino and Resort

4216 U.S. 75 Durant, OK 74701

Sun-Tue, Oct 7-9, 2018

Non-Member Full Conference Registration $175/ Member Price $150

Includes Admission to two networking receptions, two breakfasts, two luncheons (including the Annual Awards Luncheon and Leadership Native Oklahoma graduation ceremony), all breakouts, general sessions and trade show.

Exhibitor Booth Space $400

Includes 10 x 10 booth space with pipe & drape and Two Full Conference Registrations

Artisan Booth Space $200

Includes Table Booth Space and One Full Conference Registration

For More Information Contact:

Annetta Abbott –

405-208-9253 – 918-457-8186

Buy Ticket/Booth Space Here
Trade Show Times

Sunday, October 7

  • 4:00 – 7:00 pm    Vendors moving in

Monday, October 8

  • 9:00 – 5:00 pm   Trade Show

Tuesday, October 9

  • 9:00 – 3:00 pm   Trade Show
Click for The Gathering 2018 Agenda


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